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Whenever I shower and let my hair air dry (or sleep with it wet) my scalp gets very itchy, and it doesn't matter what shampoo. Any ideas?

Whenever I shower and let my hair air dry (or sleep with it wet) my scalp gets very itchy, and it doesn't matter what shampoo. Any ideas?

A couple ....: It may be that the hot water of the shower stimulates some histamine production and contributes to the itchiness. Also, you don't mention whether or not you are shampooing with each shower, but incomplete rinsing of soap could cause this. Wish I had more ideas .... Good luck! ...Read more

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Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Allergies: You are describing what sounds like allergies with post-nasal drip. You could try a non-drowsy antihistamine such as fexofenadine or loratadine, and/or a cortisone nasal spray such as fluticasone or triamcinolone. These will reduce your itchiness, and reduce your cough if cause by PND. See your doctor to make sure you don't have asthma. ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Dry/itchy skin ever since I started showering >1 time a day?

Dry/itchy skin ever since I started showering >1 time a day?

Moisturize: Each time we shower, we remove essential protective oils from our skin, and then it becomes dry and flaky. Replenishing the lost oils by moisturizing immediately after showers will help improve dry skin. There are lotions that mimic contents in the skin such as cetaphil restoraderm. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I have dry skin. At some places there is dry skin with skin flakes in round shape and it gets itchy only at night.

Dear doctor, I have dry skin.  At some places there is dry skin with skin flakes in round shape and it gets itchy only at night.

Many possibilities: This can be due to eczema or atopic dermatitis, or pityriasis rosea, psoriasis, tinea versicolor, or other skin conditions. You can try otc topical steroids (cortisone cream) or antihistamines to see if they help. Then see your doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dry, very itchy cough that wakes me up 5-8 times per night. I think it's allergy-related but I'm already on allergy meds. What should I do?

I have a dry, very itchy cough that wakes me up 5-8 times per night. I think it's allergy-related but I'm already on allergy meds. What should I do?

Chronic cough: It still could be related to your allergies. It could be what is known as cough variant asthma. Go back to see your doctor for further evaluation and testing. Some further medications will likely help significantly. ...Read more

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